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A fun family card game by veteran designer Richard Borg.
A fun family card game by veteran designer Richard Borg.
81 backers pledged $4,120 to help bring this project to life.

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All the cows have left the nearby ranches and headed down to Cowtown
for a little ‘cow’-rousing. But it seems that things have gotten a little out
of hoof and now you and your fellow cowpokes need to get these herding
heavies back in line. You will need to make the right moooooves to corral
these cows before udder madness prevails in Cowtown.

The object of Cowtown is to have the most scorecows when the game ends. In general, you gain the most scorecows by being the first player in each round to get rid of all of your cards. 

Players get rid of their cards by playing cards numbered one higher than the card face up on any stack.  If the card is the same color, the play is safe, but if it's not it is a bullish play.  A bullish play means that after the card is played onto the stack, the player must turn the top card on the draw deck face up onto the discard pile. If the turned over card has the red Bull's Eye that player must draw a card.  Players may also play multiples of the same numbered cards, called a Horn-to-Tail Sequence, or multiples of the same numbered card, called a Stampede, in order to reduce their hand size even faster!

Click here to read the Cowtown rules!

88 cards, 40 scorecows (not to be confused with scarecrows) and these
rules. The cards come in four different herds (colors). Each herd color
consists of 22 cards (two sets of cards numbered 1-10) plus two Cowtown
cards.

The Kickstarter rewards for Cowtown include two fun new cards!

Cowtastrophe

When this card is drawn, immediately discard it and all players, including you, must draw one card from the deck and add it to their hand of cards. Discard the Cowtastrophe card out of the game after all players have drawn a card.

Cattle Rustler

On your turn, play this card before playing any other cards. Take one scorecow from any player. If no player has any scorecows, take one scorecow from the herd of unclaimed scorecows.  Discard the Cattle Rustler card out of the game after you have rustled at least one scorecow.

Gryphon Games is committed to producing games of the highest quality, both in production and game play.  We feel it is important that people who buy Cowtown receive a game that is well made and will be in playable condition for many years.  Cowtown will be produced using the best printing, box and components available.

We hope you choose to support Cowtown in any way that you can.  Any support, no matter how large or small, is greatly appreciated.
 

Sincerely,

The Production Staff at Gryphon Games

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    One random card from the game signed by designer Richard Borg. This level includes free worldwide shipping.

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    Two copies of Cowtown, two each of the Kickstarter Rewards, AND two random cards from the game signed by designer Richard Borg. This level includes free shipping anywhere in the United States (please add $20 for international shipping, $10 for Canada).

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    One prototype copy of Cowtown to be shipped immediately upon the project ending. You will also receive one copy of Cowtown, both of the Kickstarter Rewards, AND a random card from the game signed by designer Richard Borg. This level includes free shipping anywhere in the United States (please add $20 for international shipping, $10 for Canada).

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    Four copies of Cowtown, four each of the Kickstarter Rewards, AND four random cards from the game signed by designer Richard Borg. This level includes free shipping anywhere in the United States (please add $25 for international shipping, $15 for Canada).

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